As educators, we need to constantly keep up in many unique areas. First and foremost, we need to become experts in our discipline. Then we need to become experts in the art and science of teaching and learning. The 21st Century has brought an explosion of technology that raises the question:
Do you effectively use technology to enhance teaching?
New technologies present themselves everyday. For many educators, this is a major challenge because understanding them is outside the realm of their professional training. Each of us needs to have a technology toolkit that guides us on what to use and when. This framework is intended as a benchmark for you to compare your current use of technology with other essential tools you may not be using yet. Our goal is to to share best practices for educators across UCSF and beyond.
9 Essential Tools & Strategies for Educators
For more in-depth knowledge on how to use these technologies, visit the other sections in this Educators Toolkit.
|1||Find what you need||Search effectively to find useful tools, query image libraries, tutorials, & resources|
|2||Create content||Use industry standard tools and strategies to create slides, images, charts, videos, visual data, and more.|
|3||Assessment||Use simple tools to create quizzes, surveys, and polls.||
|4||Collect real time feedback||To easily use tools to get feedback during your live sessions in lectures, small groups, clinics or online.||
|5||Boost engagement||To involve and engage your learners efficiently and effectively.||
|6||Connect learners across locations||To bridge the physical distance between students and educators for lectures, clinical case check-ins, professional groups across schools, mentoring sessions, office hours and more.||
Zoom live video conferencing
CLE (LMS): Asychronous
|7||Deliver content||To easily deliver your learning content, videos, quizzes, and materials.|
|8||Leverage core UCSF technologies||To share documents.||
Box (including SecureBox)
Wiki (for collaboration)
|9||Leverage free tools and tutorials||
To allow for many people to collaborate when not everyone has access to the same costly commercial software.
There are many tutorials available you can use. Search on YouTube for whole libraries of tutorials.
Google Docs (word doc authoring)
Doodle poll: time management
Tutorials & Training:
|10||Sharing||To collaborate securely.|